The job I work at gives me a lot of time to think. All I do is either make sinks or paint and sweep. It’s an easy living when it comes right down to it. I work mindlessly and make 11.50/hr at it. There’s some complaints about all of it (understandably, I mean, I think we all have the right to question the establishments), but that’s another entry. I thought today about the fact that here I am, 19 years old, and I’m growing up. It’s scary (and exciting of course) to realize that shortly I’m going to be thinking about marriage and settling down to have a family of my own. I mean, I have faith in God and what He has in store for me, but wow. Life is right there… before I know it I’m going to be teaching. Three years seems like it would be this great expanse of time, but in actuality it’s just a dot in my lifeline. My life just exploded in nine months. I watched myself go from someone who was just living about 60% of what I could achieve to one who realizes that I have undiscovered potential just waiting to be tapped. I never had to try hard in High School; things just happened. I had a lot of friends like that. But then pow – I was hit with a big ‘ol learning curve… the likes of which I’d never seen. And it made me think about a lot of other stuff on the side, too. Like, am I who I really want to be? Am I giving everything I have? Am I going to be the guy that I want that future wife of mine to marry? It’s this kind of stuff that still keeps me waking up in the morning… keeps me reading my Bible… keeps me trying. It’s weird what painting for 6 hours will do to you. Gets you all self-reflective.
Hey all… it’s been awhile, but it’s time to get this bad boy working again. Looking back on that first entry, I honest can’t remember even doing that. Go figure. My life has changed so incredibly, and when I have time, I’m bound to let you all know what’s been going down, but right now I have one thing that made me happy and makes me go to the pen and paper.
My band, activeingredient placed some MP3s on MP3.com… they’re actually somewhat popular. In the entire area, they rank 21 and 22. There are a lot of bands in the area, and I’m just praying God will continue to bless Travis and I as we continue this. Could be a good ride. =)
Anyway, I have to get ready for a banquet tonite. I’ll be sure to write again soon.